Wembley dreams come true for football mad Huntingdon kids
TWO football-mad youngsters from Huntingdon last night walked out onto the pitch with England for their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley.
Eleven-year-olds Harley Foster and Kelsey McGregor were chosen for the once-in-a-lifetime honour at an Inspire through Sport camp organised by the Sports Connections Foundation.
, Harley, who has just started at St Peter’s School, and Kelsey, who is now at Hinchingbrooke School, travelled down to London to prepare for the big event.
Harley’s mum, Julie, said: “When we went to pick Harley up from the camp, Kelsey told me Harley had been chosen – she’s so nice that she didn’t say she had been chosen too.
“Harley was smiling from ear to ear.”
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The youngsters, who were classmates at Thongsley Fields Primary School, metEngland captain Steven Gerrard and got the chance to have a kick-about on the pitch before kick-off at 8pm.
Sport Connections Foundation was set up by former Hinchingbrooke student and professional footballer Junior McDougald.
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He said: “I am very excited for them both. They were selected from our first of many Inspire through Sport camps, which was held at Hinchingbrooke.”